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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

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Gosh it's already 11/11 which is a very special day here ... today is Remembrance Day at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of each year. People will wear a red poppy in their lapel or pinned to their clothes as memory of those that have fought in our wars... I read today that some folks wear a white poppy as remembrance + a hope of world peace ... I was brought up with the story of the poppy being red & that was how they grew after all the fighting on the Fields of Flanders, WW1, signifying all the blood that had been shed.
When I was 13 my parents & I went to Melbourne to see my sister & family who were living there at the time - I clearly remember Dad taking us to the Shire of Remembrance there even though it was not in November he was fascinated in how they had built the Shrine so that at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month that the sun would shine on the special plaque... It was a very special place & building erected in 1934 [I had no idea it was that old until today]...
'Lest We Forget'
Thankful...to live in a free land ... appreciate our freedom ...

4 comments:

Hearts and Hands said...

That is a great pic of the Shrine. It has been far too long since I have been, 10 years actually. I am looking forward to taking the children next year.

Queen Of Toys said...

Gidday Bethel so good to see you have been upto the usual. Gosh is has been so long since we have caught up and had lunch at your place. Glad the Kingfisher moved on and hopefully a happy Kingfisher.

Hugs Elizabeth
queen of toys

Kathy said...

Hi there~
I wanted to come by and thank your for visiting my blog and wishing me a Happy day! Thanks for entering my giveaway and I do hope to visit with you soon.
~xx~
Kathy

artisbliss said...

I'm thankful too, Bethel.

Wonderful kingfisher photo. I hope he made it!